It is with great sadness that the family of Thelma Louise Carver announces her passing after a brief illness, on September 11, 2018, at the age of 90 years.
Thelma will be lovingly remembered by her son, Robert Ray Carver of Palm Bay, FL, her grandson, Christopher Trey Carver of Atlanta, GA and her dear friend Tony Sirmans of Apopka, FL as well as many others. Thelma was predeceased by her husband Frenchie Carver of Crestview, FL and her daughter Betty Ann Yeager of Apopka, FL.
Thelma was born in Fort Ogden, FL to John Henry (J.H.) Tonkin and Lillian (Lillie) Bailey Tonkin (Harris). She was one of five children: Clara, Robert Edward (Jack), Albert Eugene (Shorty) and James Ralph. She attended high school at Bradenton High School. She was married to Frenchie Carver on July 31, 1944 in Key West, FL. She lived the majority of her life in Crestview, FL where she worked and volunteered for the Crestview Hospital. She was very active in the Crestview Hospital Auxiliary for over 20 years and her efforts with numerous blood drives impacted many lives positively.
Thelma will be laid to rest at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview, FL. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Thelma to the New Bethel United Methodist Church, 5986 FL-85, Crestview, FL 32536.
Published in The Crestview News Bulletin on Oct. 10, 2018.